ST. LOUIS (KMOX) – If travel to the East Coast via airplane is on your agenda Sunday or later this week, you may find yourself stuck in St. Louis a bit longer.
A major winter storm is slamming Philadelphia, Washington D.C., Baltimore, Raleigh-Durham, and New York’s La Guardia and JFK airports.
Lambert St. Louis International Airport Director Rhonda Hamm-Niebruegge tells KMOX given the timing of this storm, with so many traveling for the holidays, it will be a challenge for flyers and airlines, “When you talk about such a large amount of snow and if you have any freezing rain or sleet with it, it makes it much more complicated to keep the runways clear, so that the airplanes aren’t skidding.”
Hamm-Niebruegge says if you are flying out of Lambert to the East Coast, call your airline carrier before reporting to the airport. And if you can’t get through on the phone, check your carrier’s website for up to date cancellations.
To see Lambert’s arrival & departure information click here.
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